University of Idaho Alumni Average Salary

Ranked in the top 21 percent of universities by return on investment, the University of Idaho is a university based in Moscow, Idaho, and it's home to around 10,000 undergraduates. This small-town school with athletic appeal is the stomping ground for many students who go on to live in nearby cities, including Seattle, Wash., Boise, Idaho, and Pullman, Wash. The figures in this rundown were provided by UI alumni who took the PayScale salary questionnaire.

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Mechanical Engineer
27 salaries
Electrical Engineer
13 salaries
Software Engineer
12 salaries
Civil Engineer
11 salaries
Operations Manager
9 salaries
Landscape Architect
9 salaries
Account Manager
9 salaries
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Sep 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 789
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About This School

875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844-2282

University of Idaho College of Law


State School, Research University, For Sports Fans

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The UI alumni can most commonly be found in software as a service (SAAS) development, the manufacturing industry, and the engineering services industry, though they are employed throughout a wide range of sectors. The most popular professional field seems to be the architectural services industry. Following graduation, UI students earn an average of around $64K.


It's worth noting that female graduates earn a median salary of $59K whereas the men's median is $78K.


Former UI students with an interest in making money consider becoming Software Engineers, the highest-paying gig (average earnings amount to $104K) among this alumni group. Other well-paid jobs include Assistant Professors (approximately $78K) and Process Engineers ($74K). Sliding in near the bottom are Interior Designers, who report earnings of about $47K.


Many UI grads flock to Seattle, Wash. It is no surprise that Richland, Wash., which hands out the biggest paychecks (the average salary is $92K), is another of the most popular spots for former UI students. The city with the lowest median paycheck frequented by UI alumni is Pullman, Wash., where earnings average $51K. Other cities of interest among UI alumni include nearby Boise, Idaho and Spokane, Wash.

Degree Major

Former Vandals who fare the best in terms of salary hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and earn a median salary of $120K per year. Average annual salaries for those with a Master of Architecture (MArch) are the lowest of the pack, earning approximately $41K.


For former Vandals, proficiency in People Management warrants a paycheck that is 63 percent more than other alumni salaries. Proficiency in Project Management is common among UI alumni, and when it comes to using it on the job, approximately one in five former students report doing so. Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Excel are desirable skills as well.

Benefits and Perks

Though a little less than half of the alumni get paid time off for vacation, only one-third of alumni receive paid sick leave. Most alumni opt for a 401(k) to save for retirement. It is no small feat that a large number of grads are given health coverage, and a fair number of alumni accept dental insurance. University of Idaho graduates also take advantage of a casual working environment, life insurance, flexible hours, and a company-subsidized cell phone.

Related Schools

Median pay for Northern Illinois University grads is $64K, making their salaries most similar to those of UI grads. Other schools similar to UI include the Utah State University, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Nevada-Reno.

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